07 Aug '18, 5pm

Ballistic missile defense systems protect from launch to intercept - and everywhere in between:

Adversary countries have demonstrated the ability to launch simultaneous salvos of multiple rockets and theater ballistic missiles, some within range of southeastern Europe. The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) estimates that there are more than 5,900 ballistic missiles outside the United States, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), Russia and China. This increased threat requires improved U.S. and NATO defenses to counter the potential of short, medium and intermediate-range ballistic missile threats. In order to successfully combat these types of threats, our missile defense systems rely on receiving timely and accurate data from multiple systems. Each of these systems must connect with one another as part of our layered defense– whether identifying or engaging a target. That’s why command and control technology is necessary as the centerpiece to an effective missi...

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